Wednesday, August 29, 2012

weekend bash

When we moved to Indiana, one of the things I was most sad about was having the twins' first birthday party here.  I was afraid we would have no friends to invite and the weekend would pass nearly unnoticed, not special at all.  Thankfully, I could not have been more wrong.

Barnes & Frances the most fabulous weekend celebrating their big day!  Really, they celebrated all week, as the UPS man kept delivering packages filled with new and exciting things.  Friday, their actual birthday, consisted of special "1" waffles, lots of play time, the arrival of Nana & Papa, and a birthday cupcake to top off the day.  Frances wanted nothing to do with the cupcake...Barnes, on the other hand, shoved the ENTIRE thing in his mouth, then proceeded to crawl over and try to eat the one Frances had discarded as well.

On Saturday, we had a perfect party.  So many new friends came out to help us celebrate.  From the cake to the cotton candy to the water table to the yummy treats, we could not have imagined a more joyful occasion.  Barnes, once again, put on quite the show with his smash cake.  I have literally never seen a child pick up and attempt to eat that much of any food all at once!  I cannot wait to see the pictures and share them with all of you (which will hopefully be in the next few weeks).

Finally, on Sunday, we took Nana & Papa to Chicago, our new favorite city.  We had a lovely time at Millenium Park, and we went inside Wrigley Field for a bit (thought we didn't get to see baseball because of the rain).  By the time we got home, we had two exhausted, happy, healthy, and very loved ONE YEAR OLDS.

We've spent the last few days recovering and getting ready for all of the exciting new things that one year olds can do.  We had our first day of parent-infant-toddler class today, we got registered for MOPS, and we had our one-year doctor visits.  Barnes checked in at 21 pounds 4 ounces, 28 inches long; Frances trailed behind at 17 pounds 6 ounces, 27 inches long.  Physically, they are still small, but their personalities are getting bigger every day.

Thank you to everyone who helped make B&F's birthday weekend oh-so-special!  We are blessed to have each of you in our lives, and we are excited for all the new adventures this next year holds.
birthday playtime

loving it
not feeling the cake
i'll have hers too
birthday party preview

some festive attire

fountain fun

sweet  birthday boy

precious birthday girl


  1. Happy Birthday Barnes and Frances. It has been such an honor to watch the sweet miracles you both are grow from teeny, tiny babies into smiling and happy one year olds. <3 <3

  2. I cannot wait to see ALL the pics from their birthday--you did so much to make it so special for them! They are PRECIOUS! Happy Birthday B&F! :)